The Care Technologist Project

THE CARE TECHNOLOGIST PROJECT

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Following the success of the pilot in collaboration with SRS Specialist Resource Solutions, the Care Technologist role has been implemented across services and care homes in Glasgow, East Ayrshire and Aberdeen.

What is a Care Technologist?

Over the next few months, our Care Technologists will be visiting services and homes to get to know people accessing care and create digital care plans to help them live well. Those involved will be provided technology, get the chance to test and use it in their daily lives and provide feedback on what works and what could be improved.

Technology can range widely. There are times when a simple phone adjustment would help people connect to their loved ones easier, or adding a voice activated device to draw curtains is all that is needed to help people remain independent in their own homes. These are the sort of adjustments a Care Technologist might suggest.

We’re doing this to improve independent living, increase flexibility of support available and widen knowledge on technology available for people accessing care.

Who are we working with?

We are currently working with Baillieston Community Care, HRM Homecare, SRS Specialist Resource Solutions and care homes represented by Scottish Care to trial the role.

Want to speak to a Care Technologist?

We currently employ four Care Technologist roles across Aberdeen, East Ayrshire and Glasgow.

Katherine

Katherine is the Care Technologist project Lead and works in delivering the project across Care Homes in our three areas.

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Dan

Dan is the Care Technologist working with Baillieston Community Care in Glasgow and works four days a week to deliver the project.

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Cheryl

Cheryl is the Care Technologist working with HRM Homecare in East Ayrshire and works three days a week to deliver the project.

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Jenny

Jenny is the Care Technologist working in Aberdeen with SRS Specialist Resources Solutions and works two days a week to deliver this project.

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Want to learn more?

Every month, the team host online ‘Digital Drop-in’ sessions where anyone interested in learning more about the project can come to ask questions and hear about the progress being made. If you would like to join our next session, you can do so by following the link below.

‘Join our first Digital Drop-in session here’

The Care Technologist team have developed the below resources to learn more about the project, the aims and how to get in touch if you’re interested in taking part.

You can also follow us on Twitter @CareTech_Scot

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